GHIZER: Three sisters drowned while their parents were rescued alive when a car fell into river here on today.

A local resident Durdana Sher told INP news agency that due to careless driving a private car skidded off road and plunged into a river near Nuh Bridge in Yaseen, district Ghizer of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The local people present near the scene managed to rescue the couple but their three daughters were swept away by the gushing water of the river.

Search for the bodies of the missing girls was in progress. Rescue personnel, relatives of victims and local inhabitants were taking part in the search operation.